Police arrest 15 extra after in a single day protests in Portland

September 7

 Police arrested one other 15 individuals in Portland after protests had been held in a single day on Sunday close to a police precinct because the Oregon metropolis has crossed 100 days of demonstrations which have at occasions turned violent.

Protesters set fireplace on some mattresses that had been put out finally by firefighters, Portland police stated in an announcement.

The police stated there have been no accidents, including they arrested 15 individuals on costs like interfering with a peace officer, disorderly conduct, possession of a harmful gadget and reckless burning.

The improvement got here an evening after Portland police arrested 59 individuals and used tear fuel late on Saturday as protesters threw rocks and fireplace bombs at officers.

Portland has seen nightly protests for over three months which have at occasions changed into violent clashes between demonstrators and officers, in addition to between right- and left-wing teams.

Demonstrations erupted across the United States following the dying in May of George Floyd, a Black man, after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for practically 9 minutes.

President Donald Trump signed a memo on Wednesday that threatens to chop federal funding to “lawless” cities, together with Portland. His Democratic challenger within the Nov. three presidential election, Joe Biden, has accused Trump of stoking violence along with his rhetoric. Reuters

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